The “Hexagonal Wrench” also known as ‘Hex Key’ or ‘Allen Key’ is a long L-shaped six-sided hand tool used to drive Hex head socket screws and bolts. It helps to easily fasten or loosen bolts, especially with those that are small and difficult to reach with other tools. The Hex key’s come in a bunch with various sizes in which small end bent to 90 degrees and the other end is for holding the tool coated with plastic/rubber for firm grip. Allen keys are made from special grade alloy steel, chrome vanadium steel, carbon steel etc. The high grade alloy steel which withstands up to 30% higher torque and has higher tensile strength as compared to Allen keys made from chrome vanadium steel. The Hex wrench comes in sets with various sizes made to fit with different bolt size. The Hex wrenches are available in two general forms: L-shaped and T-handles.
Some of the Advantages of Hex Wrenches are
To secure matching parts together like some furniture, metal parts etc.
It is an essential tool used for fastening basic machinery parts, automobile parts.
Its six contact points also assure a firm tight grip and allows for effective screw turning.
Hex keys are light weight, easy to carry and very affordable.
It’s economical, durable and corrosion resistant.
These are used in consumer, motor garage and industrial assembly.
The Advantages Of The Hex Wrenches
Both ends of the Hex wrench can be used to fasten.
Lightweight, easy to carry and low-cost.
Hex wrench is made up of stainless steel and is rust-less.
It is available in various sizes depending on the size of screw or bolt.
It has six surface contacts and can be hand tightened easily.
The Applications Of The Hex Wrenches
It is a handy tool, can fasten various hex nuts/bolts.
In automobile repairing.
In fixing metallic furniture’s.
In assembling any hardware machines/equipment.